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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LongTimeGone, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. LongTimeGone

    LongTimeGone Silver Meritorious Patron

    I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new to this site, but I occasionally feel a desire to follow the machinations of the "Church". In 1995 I wrote "An Essay on Scientology", which managed to rid me of most of the "Charge" created by my involvement in the cult. Because I published it on the web, I received many e-mails from people, mostly with family or friends involved in the cult, asking for advice. I hope I was able to help them in some way. Around that time I was visited at my home by a couple of scienos who were unhappy that I had listed the Tone Scale in full, which was a bit careless of me, but other than that I haven't been harassed. I have, long ago, moved on with my life and no longer host a home page or carry around a backpack full of anger. It's funny, 18 years after blowing, I'm still interested in what's going on - but it's not morbid. I hope I can add something to the discussions on this site. All the best, David Carter.
  2. FoTi

    FoTi Crusader

    Welcome David.
  3. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    Hi David, welcome to ESMB. Your "Essay On Scientology" was/is excellent. :thumbsup:
  4. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Hi David.........welcome to ESMB! :welcome:

    Have you been keeping up with all the recent news with regards to the cult? (such as in Australia?)
  5. FoTi

    FoTi Crusader

    I like your new avatar Type 4. Is that your doggie?
  6. Lynn Fountain Campbell

    Lynn Fountain Campbell Silver Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, David.

  7. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Thank-you! :yes:
    No, not my doggie, but looks *very* similar to one I had as a kid.
  8. LongTimeGone

    LongTimeGone Silver Meritorious Patron

    Thanks for your messages of welcome.
    I haven't been up with the news of late.
    But I'll visit here regularly to find out what is happening.
  9. Mystic

    Mystic Crusader

    Oh goodie. Someone else to sing Waltzing Matilda with.
  10. Stat

    Stat Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, Dave! Have fun, there are some really good people here.
  11. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    Welcome, I like your introduction, hope you like it here.
  12. AngeloV

    AngeloV Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, Dave. Glad you are out. Glad you are here.
  13. AnonKat

    AnonKat Crusader

    Welcome David , thanks for the good work

  14. Infinite

    Infinite Troublesome Internet Fringe Dweller

    Gidday Dave.
  15. Kookaburra

    Kookaburra Gold Meritorious Patron

    Another Aussie crawls out of the woodwork! Welcome, David. :yes:

    To catch up on news, I'd suggest starting with the Senate Enquiry. Big news, that is.
  16. FinallyMe

    FinallyMe Silver Meritorious Patron

    Welcome - even for those of us who got out before the really abusive stuff started, this Board has another benefit - you've got people to talk to who understand what you did with so many years of your life, instead of pretending that those years didn't even happen! It is cathartic for me, even though I started out thinking I had no "baggage" associated with those years! The sharing can become addictive!
  17. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Gold Meritorious Patron

    Hi David and welcome. Yup. I am not angry anymore and I do not hate. I am still for the disbanding of the "church", but only because it is harmfull. I am against anything poisonous.
  18. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

  19. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Thanks for the link Zing.

    And, very good essay Dave.

    I might use it in my "reverse FSM" "briefings". :D

    Glad you're here.

    P.S. That was a pretty fast rise to Cl6, OT5 in 6 years. How did you do that?
  20. Wisened One

    Wisened One Crusader